If Ryan Michelle Bathe looks familiar to you, that’s probably because you’ve spotted her on the small screen. The actor is very much a star in her own right, having appeared in big time shows such as “First Wives Club” (as Ari Montgomery), “Empire” (as Celeste) and “Timeline” (as Mrs. Skylar).
“This Is Us” fans will also have seen her before, as Bathe appeared alongside her husband, Sterling K. Brown, on several episodes of the NBC hit between 2016 and 2018, playing Yvette in a series of throwback scenes. Fans may remember that Yvette got into a heated debate with Mandy Moore’s character Rebecca (the mom of Brown’s Randall) over how to raise her children. Bathe also starred with her husband when she played Charlie in “Army Wives.”
But just don’t expect Bathe and Brown to mix work and pleasure. “Sterling and I have been in the game for a long time. We go back to college,” she explained to E! News in 2017. “We’ve learned that there are certain minefields and pitfalls in our relationship, like a slalom, we just move right past them. Rehearsing together is one of those things.”
But it’s not just on screen where Bathe shows off her skills. “Sincerely, she is infinitely more talented than her husband! She acts, she sings, she dances, she writes — as an artist, there’s not much she can’t do,” Brown gushed to Good Housekeeping. Aww!